Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “-sty.” Find a word that ends in “-sty” or use the word “sty.” Enjoy!—- Linda’S SoCS prompt
The first word that came to my mind – Honesty
If there’s one thing that I value most from my first circle, it’s honesty.
You don’t want to be my friend? Thinking of getting rid of connections with this me? Just tell a lie.. (that will affect me personally).. it’s that simple 🙌🙌😀.
I can take any bitter truth but not a lie. It was just one month after my second kid that my husband suddenly had serious health issues. He had to undergo a major surgery. I was at my mom’s then. His cousins had suggested to avoid telling me the truth so that it doesn’t disturb me much. What if I slip into depression? My husband completely denied it! He had called me the same day and updated everything with a prior warning to stay calm. This situation made me so strong unexpectedly, that I was ready to face ANYTHING! 🙏But a white lie would have left me broken. It’s this understanding that has kept us going for 15 years I guess😊❤️
This reminds me of another incident; my first HR interview where I was asked “what are the two values you truly stand by?” I had answered immediately “honesty” and had taken time for the second one, and said “commitment”. You know how good HR’s are in testing our responses and thinking ability!!!!!!! He had cleverly put up a situation where I had to give up on one of them. 45 minutes of intense discussions in the interview and getting carried away with numerous questions and cross questions, even without me realising it, I hadn’t given up on honesty!! 😬 At the end he gave me a compliment, on my presence of mind and inbuilt value system, and those words will stay with me forever ❤️
What’s your core value? Would love to know.
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